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Cool Google Chrome Change

23 Jan

Great news for Laurence the Laptop!

He might actually survive his stint as the lifeline for a professional writer/researcher/teacher. ūüėõ

If you are anything like me, you threaten the poor darling’s life at least three times on any given day thanks to random unidentifiable voices streaming from the speakers. ¬†I mean seriously, how can 4 ads be running just slighting off so that they scream over each other and I be unable to locate even one to shut the stupid thing off? ¬†It drives me nuts! ¬†I usually just throw a temper tantrum, shut down all the tab, lose all of my research, and let Laurence have it for being such a stupid nitwit. ¬†

Fortunately, Google Chrome has come through finally!  At long last they have added a way for you to tell which tabs have sounds playing.  Check out the new little volume symbol on your tab at the top of the browser.

¬†If you see it, then that means that something is playing sounds on that tab. ¬†The same is true regardless of whether it’s music, videos, random beeping noises, or advertisements–if it has some noise going on the symbol shows up.

 

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All the other browsers should adopt this change; it’s a keeper. ¬†

How to Find Your Wireless Password without the Router

27 Nov

I ran into this problem today, so I figured I would share the information with you ūüôā

If you need to find the wireless password and you don’t have access to the Router (I.e. you are at an extended family’s house like me ¬†:P) Here is how you go about locating that. ¬†

  1. Enter 192.168.1.1 into the URL box in your browser. That’s it. No www or http://. ¬†Just those numbers.
  2. It’s going to ask you for a username and password. ¬†Usually that’s¬†admin and¬†admin¬†for both username and password. ¬†Sometimes it’ll be something like¬†admin¬†and¬†password. ¬†It always works with just admin for me.
  3. Now it should bring up a page with all of your internet’s information- name, router information, etc. ¬†Somewhere there will be a place for Internet Security (or something similar). That is going to have your password!
  4. Mostly, just fiddle around with the page it pulls up, looking at the different tabs and options, until you find security with the password’s information.

Worked for me; hope it helps you!!

 

SD Memory Card Locked

12 Nov

I’ve run into this problem several times with photographers (particularly amateur with the little cameras), although I’m sure other people have had the same problem. ¬†You plug in your SD Memory Card and it says something like “Memory Card Locked” or “Memory Card Unavailable.” ¬†Don’t freak–your card isn’t necessarily unrecoverable!

If you look at the picture of the card above, note the notch on the left side. If you look carefully, you’ll see a part that’s a light grey. ¬†You can see it more clearly in this picture.

What you may not know is that this is a little button–it slides up and down. And it is what locks up a memory card. ¬†Basically it’s a key that protects your information from being hurt, so it¬†locks the information down. You cannot access it, and you cannot change it. ¬†Unfortunately, this is going to bring up error messages when you plug the card in. This is especially an issue for photographers who frequently pull the cards in and out of the camera. A lot of times, you’ll accidentally trigger this little button without realizing¬†

All You Have To Do Is Re-Click The Button.  

That’s it. Real Simple, no hassle, no computer-wizards necessary. ¬†ūüôā

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How to Add a Link to your Pinterest Pins

4 Feb

So, this may have been obvious to other people, but it took me a little while to pick up how this worked. So I thought I would share the process!

Sorry for the video quality!

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